Residents demand consultation over future of Marchwood Military Port

Marchwood Military Port.

Marchwood Military Port.

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

CAMPAIGNERS will today present a 2,000-signature petition to Downing Street calling for residents to be consulted over the future of Marchwood Military Port.

Marchwood parish councillors are demanding that the Government seek the views of people living near the 330-acre site before taking any action.

As previously reported by the Daily Echo, Associated British Ports (ABP) has expressed an interest in the site, causing concern over whether road and rail traffic in the area will dramatically increase.

Parish councillor Fred White said that the issue – which has cross-party and cross-council support – highlighted the need for open and transparent democracy.

MP Julian Lewis is backing the bid and said: “We are supposed to be taking about the open Government and big society, and the reality is that people are not being consulted.

“Hopefully the Government will decide that it’s appropriate to consult with the local people and the district council, parish council, because the consequences could be quite considerable.”

Marchwood is home to 17 Port and Maritime Regiment, which is due to remain at the site regardless of what happens.

The Daily Echo initially reported in 2011 that ABP is keen to use part of the site as a car storage facility, which could create up to 400 jobs in a scheme similar to multi-storey compounds at Southampton Docks.

And it is understood that Liverpool-based Peel Ports is also interested in the facility, which occupies an area of the western shore of Southampton Water.

Mr Lewis MP told the Government in 2011 that residents were worried about the “nightmare” prospect of container berths built on land surrounding the main site.

Mr White said: “We are not being NIMBYs but we need to be informed and the Government should be about telling the electorate what is going on.”

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11:47am Thu 21 Aug 14

owenmahamilton says...

I'm sure at some point there will be a need for another cruise terminal, couldn't they put it there and thus not make the traffic going into Southampton any worse.
I'm sure at some point there will be a need for another cruise terminal, couldn't they put it there and thus not make the traffic going into Southampton any worse. owenmahamilton
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1:06pm Thu 21 Aug 14

aghhhhh says...

when Eling Wharf is redeveloped they will need to move the storage containers somewhere..Looks like they already planning where..
For some reason, despite being on the edge of the forest Marchwood is always available as the dumping ground.
when Eling Wharf is redeveloped they will need to move the storage containers somewhere..Looks like they already planning where.. For some reason, despite being on the edge of the forest Marchwood is always available as the dumping ground. aghhhhh
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1:49pm Thu 21 Aug 14

WoolstonSean says...

If and when ABP do take full control of Marchwood Military Port there will be NO container port or cruise terminal as the location does not suit either, it will be as it is currently and the current link spans and available land will be used for the expansion of the Port of Southampton ro ro business. The threat of a container port is only in the minds of the local residents and is not the intention of ABP. In any case once the port is finally sold there will at least be a guarantee of future jobs which I am sure the waterside resident's will be applying for!
If and when ABP do take full control of Marchwood Military Port there will be NO container port or cruise terminal as the location does not suit either, it will be as it is currently and the current link spans and available land will be used for the expansion of the Port of Southampton ro ro business. The threat of a container port is only in the minds of the local residents and is not the intention of ABP. In any case once the port is finally sold there will at least be a guarantee of future jobs which I am sure the waterside resident's will be applying for! WoolstonSean
  • Score: 0

2:09pm Thu 21 Aug 14

southy says...

What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port
What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port southy
  • Score: -4

2:55pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Zexagon says...

southy wrote:
What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port
Milktray port? :-)
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port[/p][/quote]Milktray port? :-) Zexagon
  • Score: -3

3:45pm Thu 21 Aug 14

phil maccavity says...

WoolstonSean wrote:
If and when ABP do take full control of Marchwood Military Port there will be NO container port or cruise terminal as the location does not suit either, it will be as it is currently and the current link spans and available land will be used for the expansion of the Port of Southampton ro ro business. The threat of a container port is only in the minds of the local residents and is not the intention of ABP. In any case once the port is finally sold there will at least be a guarantee of future jobs which I am sure the waterside resident's will be applying for!
Sean
From your previous posts you obviously know a lot about the port
However as far as I understand it whoever takes over the Marchwood Sea Mounting Centre (and it may not be ABP of course) they will not have 'full control'
This will remain with the MOD
However the preferred commercial operator will be able to use the facility for commercial activity (for a substantial fee) and possibly provide support facilities to the Military but Military activity will always be paramount.
Bearing in mind the Marchwood Port area is in a military secure zone (and presumably covered by Regs allowing movement of High Explosives, it is highly unlikely that it could ever be considered for cruise activity.
I would also agree with your view on the unsuitability for container shipping
[quote][p][bold]WoolstonSean[/bold] wrote: If and when ABP do take full control of Marchwood Military Port there will be NO container port or cruise terminal as the location does not suit either, it will be as it is currently and the current link spans and available land will be used for the expansion of the Port of Southampton ro ro business. The threat of a container port is only in the minds of the local residents and is not the intention of ABP. In any case once the port is finally sold there will at least be a guarantee of future jobs which I am sure the waterside resident's will be applying for![/p][/quote]Sean From your previous posts you obviously know a lot about the port However as far as I understand it whoever takes over the Marchwood Sea Mounting Centre (and it may not be ABP of course) they will not have 'full control' This will remain with the MOD However the preferred commercial operator will be able to use the facility for commercial activity (for a substantial fee) and possibly provide support facilities to the Military but Military activity will always be paramount. Bearing in mind the Marchwood Port area is in a military secure zone (and presumably covered by Regs allowing movement of High Explosives, it is highly unlikely that it could ever be considered for cruise activity. I would also agree with your view on the unsuitability for container shipping phil maccavity
  • Score: 3

3:47pm Thu 21 Aug 14

phil maccavity says...

southy wrote:
What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port
Southy
Do some research
The Govt is not closing down Marchwood Port!!
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port[/p][/quote]Southy Do some research The Govt is not closing down Marchwood Port!! phil maccavity
  • Score: 7

4:02pm Thu 21 Aug 14

noodlesnewman says...

phil maccavity wrote:
southy wrote:
What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port
Southy
Do some research
The Govt is not closing down Marchwood Port!!
geoengineeringwatch.
org.
[quote][p][bold]phil maccavity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port[/p][/quote]Southy Do some research The Govt is not closing down Marchwood Port!![/p][/quote]geoengineeringwatch. org. noodlesnewman
  • Score: -8

4:26pm Thu 21 Aug 14

bobby the crane says...

All good for the Town, Keep on rolling those truck wheels, all the comments you idiots are making are not making any sense at all, you are a very A SMALL MINDED minority, yes you can make your stupid remarks to no avail, or are you making these very stupid posts amongst others just to see your name mentioned here & to stir up **** for something to do in your idle good for nothing lives, whenever there is some news relating to expansion new ideas, closing down, new stores etc, the other day the Echo made a statement there phones were down, what did I see numerous derogatory accounts, you all seem to nick pick on the reporters GRAMMER ETC, what we want to see is some intelligent & constructive criticism based on your intelligence not some airy fairy nonsense that shows your ignorance & complete lack of grey matter Southampton is moving forward whether you like it or not, & the stupid remarks we see from you depraved wasters will not make a scrap of difference, lets move one to a new era & see some constructive ideas & remarks, from the Echo readers, this from an avid SFC fan & Southamptonian
All good for the Town, Keep on rolling those truck wheels, all the comments you idiots are making are not making any sense at all, you are a very A SMALL MINDED minority, yes you can make your stupid remarks to no avail, or are you making these very stupid posts amongst others just to see your name mentioned here & to stir up **** for something to do in your idle good for nothing lives, whenever there is some news relating to expansion new ideas, closing down, new stores etc, the other day the Echo made a statement there phones were down, what did I see numerous derogatory accounts, you all seem to nick pick on the reporters GRAMMER ETC, what we want to see is some intelligent & constructive criticism based on your intelligence not some airy fairy nonsense that shows your ignorance & complete lack of grey matter Southampton is moving forward whether you like it or not, & the stupid remarks we see from you depraved wasters will not make a scrap of difference, lets move one to a new era & see some constructive ideas & remarks, from the Echo readers, this from an avid SFC fan & Southamptonian bobby the crane
  • Score: -1

5:18pm Thu 21 Aug 14

good-gosh says...

bobby the crane wrote:
All good for the Town, Keep on rolling those truck wheels, all the comments you idiots are making are not making any sense at all, you are a very A SMALL MINDED minority, yes you can make your stupid remarks to no avail, or are you making these very stupid posts amongst others just to see your name mentioned here & to stir up **** for something to do in your idle good for nothing lives, whenever there is some news relating to expansion new ideas, closing down, new stores etc, the other day the Echo made a statement there phones were down, what did I see numerous derogatory accounts, you all seem to nick pick on the reporters GRAMMER ETC, what we want to see is some intelligent & constructive criticism based on your intelligence not some airy fairy nonsense that shows your ignorance & complete lack of grey matter Southampton is moving forward whether you like it or not, & the stupid remarks we see from you depraved wasters will not make a scrap of difference, lets move one to a new era & see some constructive ideas & remarks, from the Echo readers, this from an avid SFC fan & Southamptonian
OK you 'orible lot – you heard the officer – smarten up a bit now.
[quote][p][bold]bobby the crane[/bold] wrote: All good for the Town, Keep on rolling those truck wheels, all the comments you idiots are making are not making any sense at all, you are a very A SMALL MINDED minority, yes you can make your stupid remarks to no avail, or are you making these very stupid posts amongst others just to see your name mentioned here & to stir up **** for something to do in your idle good for nothing lives, whenever there is some news relating to expansion new ideas, closing down, new stores etc, the other day the Echo made a statement there phones were down, what did I see numerous derogatory accounts, you all seem to nick pick on the reporters GRAMMER ETC, what we want to see is some intelligent & constructive criticism based on your intelligence not some airy fairy nonsense that shows your ignorance & complete lack of grey matter Southampton is moving forward whether you like it or not, & the stupid remarks we see from you depraved wasters will not make a scrap of difference, lets move one to a new era & see some constructive ideas & remarks, from the Echo readers, this from an avid SFC fan & Southamptonian[/p][/quote]OK you 'orible lot – you heard the officer – smarten up a bit now. good-gosh
  • Score: 4

6:08pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Sir Ad E Noid says...

southy wrote:
What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port
The Royal Navy have no need for it, there is a big Military Port in Portsmouth.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port[/p][/quote]The Royal Navy have no need for it, there is a big Military Port in Portsmouth. Sir Ad E Noid
  • Score: 0

9:14pm Thu 21 Aug 14

loosehead says...

I heard a pathetic comment from the objectors to any one using this Port besides the Army on TV & to my shame one was a Tory councillor.
The argument against ABP was if it is a RO Ro then there will be more lorries & cars going through the village?
ABP has already committed itself to using trains for the majority of the time to transport the cars so less heavy Army lorries but a few car transporters & they say excessive transport?
I also heard an objection about increased trains shutting the level crossings?
Exactly how many cars do they think this land will take?
I know sell all the excess land build flats then see the excess volume of cars on the roads.
I heard a pathetic comment from the objectors to any one using this Port besides the Army on TV & to my shame one was a Tory councillor. The argument against ABP was if it is a RO Ro then there will be more lorries & cars going through the village? ABP has already committed itself to using trains for the majority of the time to transport the cars so less heavy Army lorries but a few car transporters & they say excessive transport? I also heard an objection about increased trains shutting the level crossings? Exactly how many cars do they think this land will take? I know sell all the excess land build flats then see the excess volume of cars on the roads. loosehead
  • Score: 0

9:17pm Thu 21 Aug 14

forest hump says...

"We are not nimbys" Please!! the military port has been there longer than most, if not all residents. If you don't like it...........tough!! Serves you right for moving there in the first place. Any hopes of expansions and jobs are immediately scupper end by local idiots. Shame on them all. Lewis could not give a toss. All he cares about is snivelling and vote grabbing. He is a two faced jerk.
"We are not nimbys" Please!! the military port has been there longer than most, if not all residents. If you don't like it...........tough!! Serves you right for moving there in the first place. Any hopes of expansions and jobs are immediately scupper end by local idiots. Shame on them all. Lewis could not give a toss. All he cares about is snivelling and vote grabbing. He is a two faced jerk. forest hump
  • Score: -2

9:17pm Thu 21 Aug 14

loosehead says...

southy wrote:
What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port
Southy the idea is the Military Port doesn't use the Port in it's entirety so get in a outside Port operator let them use the excess space for Civilian freight.
They the civilian operator pay to use the Port & pay for the upkeep whilst the Military still own it & have priority over it.
These people are objecting to a port being run as a port are you for them or against them?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port[/p][/quote]Southy the idea is the Military Port doesn't use the Port in it's entirety so get in a outside Port operator let them use the excess space for Civilian freight. They the civilian operator pay to use the Port & pay for the upkeep whilst the Military still own it & have priority over it. These people are objecting to a port being run as a port are you for them or against them? loosehead
  • Score: 2

12:40pm Fri 22 Aug 14

forest hump says...

loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port
Southy the idea is the Military Port doesn't use the Port in it's entirety so get in a outside Port operator let them use the excess space for Civilian freight.
They the civilian operator pay to use the Port & pay for the upkeep whilst the Military still own it & have priority over it.
These people are objecting to a port being run as a port are you for them or against them?
Southy will "be" whatever is the most lefty and controversial! He has no concept of how to run a business or manage progress. I feel sorry for him.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port[/p][/quote]Southy the idea is the Military Port doesn't use the Port in it's entirety so get in a outside Port operator let them use the excess space for Civilian freight. They the civilian operator pay to use the Port & pay for the upkeep whilst the Military still own it & have priority over it. These people are objecting to a port being run as a port are you for them or against them?[/p][/quote]Southy will "be" whatever is the most lefty and controversial! He has no concept of how to run a business or manage progress. I feel sorry for him. forest hump
  • Score: 1

1:17pm Fri 22 Aug 14

southy says...

phil maccavity wrote:
southy wrote:
What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port
Southy
Do some research
The Govt is not closing down Marchwood Port!!
I have think you need to look very much deeper into the Government intentions, what you really mean but don't know it yet is that the government is not totally closing it down yet, The Millitary base is ear mark to merge with another regiment and the closing down of the base totally in the future, what you see going on today is only the start of the first stage.
The end game is that the whole of the EU will have 1 arm force and it will not be a arm force that will be controlled and run by a government they will only provide the money, it will be run and controlled by the Corporations. it will happen little bit by little bit
[quote][p][bold]phil maccavity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port[/p][/quote]Southy Do some research The Govt is not closing down Marchwood Port!![/p][/quote]I have think you need to look very much deeper into the Government intentions, what you really mean but don't know it yet is that the government is not totally closing it down yet, The Millitary base is ear mark to merge with another regiment and the closing down of the base totally in the future, what you see going on today is only the start of the first stage. The end game is that the whole of the EU will have 1 arm force and it will not be a arm force that will be controlled and run by a government they will only provide the money, it will be run and controlled by the Corporations. it will happen little bit by little bit southy
  • Score: -5

3:30pm Fri 22 Aug 14

southy says...

Warning to all, do not look at skin, not all is as it seems to be, digg very deep
Warning to all, do not look at skin, not all is as it seems to be, digg very deep southy
  • Score: -4

3:34pm Fri 22 Aug 14

southy says...

forest hump wrote:
loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port
Southy the idea is the Military Port doesn't use the Port in it's entirety so get in a outside Port operator let them use the excess space for Civilian freight.
They the civilian operator pay to use the Port & pay for the upkeep whilst the Military still own it & have priority over it.
These people are objecting to a port being run as a port are you for them or against them?
Southy will "be" whatever is the most lefty and controversial! He has no concept of how to run a business or manage progress. I feel sorry for him.
Thats why I am able to retire early and have no worries for the future, and you have to carry on working, seems to me you are likely to know how to run a business
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port[/p][/quote]Southy the idea is the Military Port doesn't use the Port in it's entirety so get in a outside Port operator let them use the excess space for Civilian freight. They the civilian operator pay to use the Port & pay for the upkeep whilst the Military still own it & have priority over it. These people are objecting to a port being run as a port are you for them or against them?[/p][/quote]Southy will "be" whatever is the most lefty and controversial! He has no concept of how to run a business or manage progress. I feel sorry for him.[/p][/quote]Thats why I am able to retire early and have no worries for the future, and you have to carry on working, seems to me you are likely to know how to run a business southy
  • Score: -5

5:26pm Fri 22 Aug 14

forest hump says...

southy wrote:
forest hump wrote:
loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port
Southy the idea is the Military Port doesn't use the Port in it's entirety so get in a outside Port operator let them use the excess space for Civilian freight.
They the civilian operator pay to use the Port & pay for the upkeep whilst the Military still own it & have priority over it.
These people are objecting to a port being run as a port are you for them or against them?
Southy will "be" whatever is the most lefty and controversial! He has no concept of how to run a business or manage progress. I feel sorry for him.
Thats why I am able to retire early and have no worries for the future, and you have to carry on working, seems to me you are likely to know how to run a business
I have successfully helped manage a very large business for 35 years! A business which is enormous by any standards...even yours! Being medically retired however, does not prevent me being very comfortable thank you very much.
I certainly have more perception on what is good for this area and the country as a whole, than your very narrow-minded views. Follow your business acumen and the whole country and its populous would be destitute in a very short time.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port[/p][/quote]Southy the idea is the Military Port doesn't use the Port in it's entirety so get in a outside Port operator let them use the excess space for Civilian freight. They the civilian operator pay to use the Port & pay for the upkeep whilst the Military still own it & have priority over it. These people are objecting to a port being run as a port are you for them or against them?[/p][/quote]Southy will "be" whatever is the most lefty and controversial! He has no concept of how to run a business or manage progress. I feel sorry for him.[/p][/quote]Thats why I am able to retire early and have no worries for the future, and you have to carry on working, seems to me you are likely to know how to run a business[/p][/quote]I have successfully helped manage a very large business for 35 years! A business which is enormous by any standards...even yours! Being medically retired however, does not prevent me being very comfortable thank you very much. I certainly have more perception on what is good for this area and the country as a whole, than your very narrow-minded views. Follow your business acumen and the whole country and its populous would be destitute in a very short time. forest hump
  • Score: 3

8:56pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Shoong says...

southy wrote:
forest hump wrote:
loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port
Southy the idea is the Military Port doesn't use the Port in it's entirety so get in a outside Port operator let them use the excess space for Civilian freight.
They the civilian operator pay to use the Port & pay for the upkeep whilst the Military still own it & have priority over it.
These people are objecting to a port being run as a port are you for them or against them?
Southy will "be" whatever is the most lefty and controversial! He has no concept of how to run a business or manage progress. I feel sorry for him.
Thats why I am able to retire early and have no worries for the future, and you have to carry on working, seems to me you are likely to know how to run a business
Retire.

Is that what you call it?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port[/p][/quote]Southy the idea is the Military Port doesn't use the Port in it's entirety so get in a outside Port operator let them use the excess space for Civilian freight. They the civilian operator pay to use the Port & pay for the upkeep whilst the Military still own it & have priority over it. These people are objecting to a port being run as a port are you for them or against them?[/p][/quote]Southy will "be" whatever is the most lefty and controversial! He has no concept of how to run a business or manage progress. I feel sorry for him.[/p][/quote]Thats why I am able to retire early and have no worries for the future, and you have to carry on working, seems to me you are likely to know how to run a business[/p][/quote]Retire. Is that what you call it? Shoong
  • Score: 0

11:32pm Fri 22 Aug 14

phil maccavity says...

southy wrote:
forest hump wrote:
loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port
Southy the idea is the Military Port doesn't use the Port in it's entirety so get in a outside Port operator let them use the excess space for Civilian freight.
They the civilian operator pay to use the Port & pay for the upkeep whilst the Military still own it & have priority over it.
These people are objecting to a port being run as a port are you for them or against them?
Southy will "be" whatever is the most lefty and controversial! He has no concept of how to run a business or manage progress. I feel sorry for him.
Thats why I am able to retire early and have no worries for the future, and you have to carry on working, seems to me you are likely to know how to run a business
Capitalist!!
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port[/p][/quote]Southy the idea is the Military Port doesn't use the Port in it's entirety so get in a outside Port operator let them use the excess space for Civilian freight. They the civilian operator pay to use the Port & pay for the upkeep whilst the Military still own it & have priority over it. These people are objecting to a port being run as a port are you for them or against them?[/p][/quote]Southy will "be" whatever is the most lefty and controversial! He has no concept of how to run a business or manage progress. I feel sorry for him.[/p][/quote]Thats why I am able to retire early and have no worries for the future, and you have to carry on working, seems to me you are likely to know how to run a business[/p][/quote]Capitalist!! phil maccavity
  • Score: 2

11:32pm Fri 22 Aug 14

phil maccavity says...

southy wrote:
forest hump wrote:
loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port
Southy the idea is the Military Port doesn't use the Port in it's entirety so get in a outside Port operator let them use the excess space for Civilian freight.
They the civilian operator pay to use the Port & pay for the upkeep whilst the Military still own it & have priority over it.
These people are objecting to a port being run as a port are you for them or against them?
Southy will "be" whatever is the most lefty and controversial! He has no concept of how to run a business or manage progress. I feel sorry for him.
Thats why I am able to retire early and have no worries for the future, and you have to carry on working, seems to me you are likely to know how to run a business
Capitalist!!
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: What I can not understand is why the government is closing down this port, it is much needed as it is, I personally think it should stay as it is a Militray port[/p][/quote]Southy the idea is the Military Port doesn't use the Port in it's entirety so get in a outside Port operator let them use the excess space for Civilian freight. They the civilian operator pay to use the Port & pay for the upkeep whilst the Military still own it & have priority over it. These people are objecting to a port being run as a port are you for them or against them?[/p][/quote]Southy will "be" whatever is the most lefty and controversial! He has no concept of how to run a business or manage progress. I feel sorry for him.[/p][/quote]Thats why I am able to retire early and have no worries for the future, and you have to carry on working, seems to me you are likely to know how to run a business[/p][/quote]Capitalist!! phil maccavity
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